Educated voices – Utilizing pedagogically trained teachers in universities

Session Time and Location

Fri, 8 Jun 2018
9:45am to 11:15am
Room: Room:
Dunwoody B
Session Track
Session Format


In the session the ways how the participants of professional development courses are and could be utilized in universities for personal and for organizational purposes after the courses are tackled. The participants of the same course share same experiences and have had significant conversations during and after courses. They have “educated voices”. How could these voices be heard in changing universities? First the results of a national survey to universities are presented. Also the utilization ideas of participants after two long-lasting development programme are described. After that the participants of the session have an opportunity to share their own experiences and ideas as well as elaborate new ones.


  • Session References +

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